SAAFoST Northern Branch:
Belgium: small country, great food!
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Dear Northern Branch members,

The Northern Branch is pleased to be able to offer you a presentation by a leader in his field on subjects that are of great relevance and interest to all food and related science professionals. Join us and soak up the experience and knowledge that our visitor from Ghent University has to share on the Belgian food industry.


Ingrid Woodrow
Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch (2017-2019)

Presentation title: Belgium: small country, great food: An introduction to the Belgian food industry and its collaboration with academia

Presenter: Professor Filip Van Bockstaele
Prof. Filip Van Bockstaele completed his PhD on the microstructure and rheology of bread dough in 2011 at Ghent University. Since then he has been working as a post-doc assistant at the research group for Cereal and feed technology where he is responsible for teaching, research and collaborations with industry in the field of food technology. He specializes in the processing and shelf life of cereal based food products, especially bakery products. From October, he will start as professor in microstructure-based product development within the research group of Food technology and Engineering at Ghent University and take over as Director of the UGent-Vandemoortele Research centre on Lipid Science and Technology.

Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018 from 16:00
Venue: Auditorium in Grain Building, SAGL, 477 Witherite Rd, The Willows, Pretoria 0184
16:00 - 16:30 Arrival and registration
16:30 - 17:30 Welcome, presentations, discussions & questions
17:30 - 18:00 Networking and refreshments
Cost: The lecture is free, but booking is essential.
Booking: Book through Irene Burke by Tuesday 12:00 on 18 September latest
Book by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net
Book by telephone: 012 349 2788

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